Frankland River, Western Australia. Because some people might think Frankland River's a little isolated - but if you want to make great Shiraz in WA, it's right where you want to be.
The Vintage: A cool dry spring resulted in a very low crop. Berries and bunches were small, resulting in a wine of intense colour and flavour.
The Winemaking: Fermented in open and closed fermenters for 7-20 days, then wine was pressed and matured in two and three year old oak for eight months prior to bottling.
The Wine: Very aromatic and lifted nose of blueberry and some gentle spice. The palate is medium weight and packed with juicy fruit, some savoury pepper notes and a fine structure. Full flavoured, textured and complex and totally approachable in its youth. There is sweet fruit intensity, persistence and fantastic length of flavour.